What's On: Christmas church services

By Sonya Bateson

No matter what your taste in church service, there's something for everyone in Rotorua this Christmas.

Rotorua Baptist Church in Victoria will be holding a Christmas Day service at 9.30am at 100 Malfroy Rd.

C3 Church at 276 Fenton St will be having a 10am service, also on Christmas Day.

As well as being a part of the combined churches community Christmas lunch from noon at St John's Church, the Harvest Apostolic Church on Old Taupo Rd will also be having a 10am, 60-minute service on Christmas Day.

Holding a Christmas Eve service will be Living Well Church on Biak St running from 7pm to 7.35pm.

St Luke's Anglican Church will be holding a range of different services. Holy Communion will be held on Christmas Eve at 8pm at Christ's Church in Ngakuru. At St Luke's itself, there will be carol singing and midnight Communion from 11pm on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day there will be an 8am and a 10am Holy Communion.

The Salvation Army Church will be having a 9am service on Christmas Day and Rotorua Elim Church will be holding a Christmas service at its  usual Sunday session from 10am, with the children doing nativity items and a range of other activities.

Rotorua Methodist Parish is holding a festival of carols at 10am this Sunday and will hold a Christmas Day service at 9.30am.

St Johns Presbyterian Church sing carols at this Sunday's 10am service. It  will run an 11pm Christmas Eve service as well as one on Christmas Day at 10am.

Catholic Pastoral Area of Rotorua will hold a number of Christmas Masses. On Christmas Eve, there will be a vigil Mass at 5pm at St Michael's Church on Lake Rd, a vigil Mass at 7pm at St Mary's Church on Seddon St and back to St Michael's Church for a 10pm vigil. On Christmas Day, there will be a midnight Mass at St Mary's Church, an 8am Mass at St Michael's Church and a 10am Mass at St Mary's Church.


- Rotorua Daily Post

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